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Mathias attempts to help put out fires and repair portions of Storm's Edge.

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Re: Preparing For War: Fire Across Storm's Edge

"'ere's what we're gonna do..."

That was ten bits ago. Amazing what you could pack into such a meager amount of time.

Raggedy Man and Bow Man sat outside, against the wall, covered in grime and soot and dead books. The former puffed gently at his pipe, mildly surprised that the first thing he wanted once he was out of that fucking oven was a smoke. His face was streaked with clear spots, where he'd dumped water of his head from a barrel, the moment both of them had crouch-walked out of there. There was naught but smoke left, but he knew how deadly that could be. Most times in a blaze, it was the smoke and lack of air that killed a man, not the flames.

Killing one's easy, long as you get it small. Getting around the other, though...

"What are you doing down there, sir?"

Black, black eyes looked up through a curtain of wet, stinking hair and beheld quite the knightly image. Armor and cropped hair and neatly-shaved chin. Kasoria took a moment to absorb all this - and the team of squires at his back - before gesturing to the doorway with his pipe.

"Fire's out."

"I... You mean, all of it?"

The Raggedy Man resisted the urge to roll his eyes and indulge in some snark. "Aye. All of it. Water n' dirt n' lack a' fuel did fer it."

"How do you-"

"Cuz we wuz the ones that did it."

In truth, it had been quite the messy affair. Visibility down to nothing, choking on smoke and coughing up phlegm and blood, barely able to even find the fire until you felt the scorching air around it. But once they had, they'd mechanically dumped buckets of whatever was passed to them until they could. Kasoria had steeled himself against the evil fingers trying to strangle him through his nostrils and mouth, wrapping around his throat from the inside. Only when he'd started to get dizzy had he crawled back out of there, keeping low, under the smoke, where the last dregs of fresh air were to be found.

Mathias had followed him a half-bit later. By the time they were outside, word was coming down: the fire was dead, and the library... well... not saved entirely, but in large part.

"That's... fine work... sir."

Kasoria snorted. Must have hurt the cunt to grind that out, to a man like him. With slow, pained gestures and more grunting than he was comfortable with, Kasoria got back to his feet. He was nearly a foot shorter than the towering Knight and didn't bother straining his neck to meet his gaze. Instead he just gave the man a lazy salute, speaking around the stem of his pipe.

"Fuckin' pleasure, sir."

Mathias didn't get even that. The Raggedy Man just started walking back to his dorm... until he passed the pile of books. The title of one caught his eyes. This one not quite as singed and ravaged as the others had been. He cocked his head slightly as he read the title... and let his arm dangle down to scoop it up like he was at market. He made a quiet little "hmm" sound as he went away, not looking back at the damage wreaked or the good he'd done. This would be far more interesting.
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Re: Preparing For War: Fire Across Storm's Edge


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Mathias felt like he was actually peeling off a layer of skin as he wiped the soot from his face. He looked at his darkened hands, the ash covering them so thick that he couldn't quite see his veins glowing beneath his skin. It would have been an important discovery for Mathias if he was not aware of the fact that he could achieve the same effect with gloves. Still he took the mental note, in a pinch, soot will help you hide. Mathias was silent through most of Kasoria's interaction with the knight because whenever he thought to add something, his voice caught in his throat and he began coughing again. Water was passed to him and it alleviated the sensation for a moment, but not long. He was coughing again a little after until finally it seemed his throat had cleared.

In a trill, Kasoria was gone, leaving Mathias with the other coughing volunteers and the knight who had arrived too late to the party. Mathias wondered where Vega had gone and the Lightning Knight who was with her but he didn't let it control his thoughts. After a short while more of coughing and drinking cold water, Mathias left the remains of the library behind. His lungs burned and his legs ached from all the squatting and crawling around so he thought a solid nap was in order. But he was a long way from the room he'd be staying in and so much could happen in that short time. Especially at Storm's Edge where there always seemed to be some new issue arising.

Let the next issue be raised... Mathias would ignore it till his nap was done.
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Kasoria

Experience: 15 no magic

Knowledge:

Leadership x 3, Endurance x 2, Tactics x 2, Strength x 2

Renown: 5

Skill Usage: Appropriate to level.

Loot/Losses: none

Injuries/Conditions: none

Consequences: none

Comments: none

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Mathias

Experience: 15 no magic

Knowledge:

Running x 3, Endurance x 3, Strength x 2, Tactics x 2

Renown: 5

Skill Usage: Appropriate to level.

Loot/Losses: none

Injuries/Conditions: Minor bumps and bruises, gone in a trial

Consequences: none

Vega

Experience: 15 (5 of these points may be used for defiance magic)

Knowledge: Leadership x 4, Tactics x 4

Renown: 5

Skill Usage: Appropriate to level.

Loot/Losses: none

Injuries/Conditions: none

Consequences: none

Comments: Nothing like a good old bucket brigade to bring people together! This is an odd trio of characters to find together. It was very entertaining! And I loved the bits of backstory that were woven into the narrative.

Vega's use of novice defiance (untrained) was spot on, imo, just being able to sense the fire. Still a very useful ability.

Kasoria was foul-mouthed and brusque as always.

Mathias is a fun, light-hearted character. I enjoy his action-oriented style.

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